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Topic: Meet Becs511 in our new collaborative video!

Forum: Stage IV and Metastatic Breast Cancer ONLY —

A place for those managing the ups & downs of a Stage IV/metastatic breast cancer diagnosis. Please respect that this forum is for Stage IV members only. There is a separate forum For Family and Caregivers of People with a STAGE IV Diagnosis.

Posted on: Oct 15, 2016 01:01AM - edited Oct 15, 2016 01:15AM by Moderators

Moderators wrote:

Go Becs511!

We partnered with Wisdo to bring you the story of Rebecca, a young woman, and BCO Community Member, living with metastatic breast cancer and chasing her dream of visiting all 50 U.S. states.

To add your insights and browse through other people's breast cancer experiences, also visit the Wisdo #breastcancer timeline at wisdo.com/l/F0M52bt5.

Thanks Becs511 for sharing your story with us All!


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Oct 15, 2016 01:15AM - edited Oct 15, 2016 01:15AM by Moderators

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Oct 15, 2016 06:03AM - edited Oct 15, 2016 06:05AM by Becs511

Thanks Mods for giving the chance to be a part of this amazing opportunity

Age at DX: 32. Childhood Leukemia survivor. 2 Primary Breast Cancers at the same time: Triple Positive mets and Triple Negative cancer, which stayed in the breast. Dx 5/5/2014, IDC, 5cm, Stage IV, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Targeted Therapy 5/23/2014 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Chemotherapy 5/23/2014 Taxol (paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 1/17/2015 Kadcyla (T-DM1, ado-trastuzumab) Surgery 6/17/2015 Prophylactic ovary removal Dx 7/1/2015, IDC, Left, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 7/20/2015 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Gemzar (gemcitabine) Dx 2/2016, Stage IV, metastasized to brain Radiation Therapy External: Brain Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy Xeloda (capecitabine) Chemotherapy Other
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Oct 15, 2016 07:13AM gramen wrote:

Becs, sending love your way. Thank you for a doing this Heart

Dx 7/2014, IDC, Stage IIB, 2/19 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Dx 3/2016, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to liver, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Targeted Therapy 4/26/2016 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 4/26/2016 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 4/26/2016 Navelbine (vinorelbine) Radiation Therapy Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy Perjeta (pertuzumab) Chemotherapy Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery Mastectomy; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right)
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Oct 15, 2016 09:17AM LindaE54 wrote:

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Linda - dx at 54 Dx 11/26/2013, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/other, Grade 3, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 12/19/2013 External: Bone Hormonal Therapy 12/30/2013 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy 5/28/2014 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 5/29/2014 External: Bone Radiation Therapy 8/28/2014 External: Bone Hormonal Therapy 9/25/2014 Femara (letrozole) Radiation Therapy 12/14/2014 External: Bone Hormonal Therapy 2/17/2017 Faslodex (fulvestrant)
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Oct 17, 2016 05:25AM Becs511 wrote:

In addition, I wanted to share an article and video series that I participated in with 10 other women with metastatic breast cancer with the women's lifestyle website Refinery 29, This year Refinery 29 decided to focus all of their Breast Cancer Awareness Month content on Metastatic disease. They even covered the march/die in in Washington, D.C. last week.

Each of us that participated in this project shared our own experiences and points of view on living with this disease. They are each amazing women with their own unique voices.

Article: Interview

My Video: Video with Refinery 29

Age at DX: 32. Childhood Leukemia survivor. 2 Primary Breast Cancers at the same time: Triple Positive mets and Triple Negative cancer, which stayed in the breast. Dx 5/5/2014, IDC, 5cm, Stage IV, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Targeted Therapy 5/23/2014 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Chemotherapy 5/23/2014 Taxol (paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 1/17/2015 Kadcyla (T-DM1, ado-trastuzumab) Surgery 6/17/2015 Prophylactic ovary removal Dx 7/1/2015, IDC, Left, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 7/20/2015 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Gemzar (gemcitabine) Dx 2/2016, Stage IV, metastasized to brain Radiation Therapy External: Brain Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy Xeloda (capecitabine) Chemotherapy Other
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Oct 17, 2016 08:40AM Moderators wrote:

Again, go Becs!! Wonderful job showing who you are, and what you're working towards!


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Oct 22, 2016 12:13AM Fraidycat1954 wrote:

Thank you for all your effort Becs! You are so young to have to be so grown up! Stupid cancer! It is so important you got the message out!

9/28/16 Stage IV mets to chest nodes. Dx 6/2015, IDC, Both breasts, 5cm, Stage IIIC, Grade 3, 7/9 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Chemotherapy Other Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Surgery Lymph node removal; Mastectomy Chemotherapy
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Nov 6, 2016 09:23PM babs6287 wrote:

Thsnk you for this!!! We all need to get the message out and you did it beautifully!!!!

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Dx 8/17/2012, IDC, 4cm, Stage IIIC, Grade 2, 16/26 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/24/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 9/21/2012 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 1/21/2013 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 3/22/2013 Aromasin (exemestane) Surgery 8/29/2013 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 10/30/2013 Reconstruction (left) Surgery 1/28/2014 Reconstruction (left) Surgery 5/18/2014 Reconstruction (left) Surgery 10/17/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Dx 1/2015, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IV, metastasized to other, Grade 2, 16/26 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Hormonal Therapy 2/17/2015 Femara (letrozole) Targeted Therapy 3/14/2015 Ibrance (palbociclib) Dx 10/1/2015, IDC, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver, Grade 2, 16/26 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Targeted Therapy 10/24/2015 Chemotherapy 1/1/2016 Xeloda (capecitabine) Chemotherapy 10/6/2016 CMF Chemotherapy 12/9/2016 Taxol (paclitaxel) Chemotherapy 4/27/2017 Gemzar (gemcitabine)
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Mar 27, 2017 01:45AM Becs511 wrote:

As a quick follow-up to this video, in case anybody was wondering...mission accomplished!! I got my 50th and final state over New Year's eve. I am super proud of meeting my goal despite very difficult circumstances and numerous setbacks! Attached is a link to a story I wrote about the origins of my goal, how I completed it, and what accomplishing it really meant to me.

The 50 State Race

Age at DX: 32. Childhood Leukemia survivor. 2 Primary Breast Cancers at the same time: Triple Positive mets and Triple Negative cancer, which stayed in the breast. Dx 5/5/2014, IDC, 5cm, Stage IV, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Targeted Therapy 5/23/2014 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Chemotherapy 5/23/2014 Taxol (paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 1/17/2015 Kadcyla (T-DM1, ado-trastuzumab) Surgery 6/17/2015 Prophylactic ovary removal Dx 7/1/2015, IDC, Left, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 7/20/2015 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Gemzar (gemcitabine) Dx 2/2016, Stage IV, metastasized to brain Radiation Therapy External: Brain Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy Xeloda (capecitabine) Chemotherapy Other
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Mar 27, 2017 01:09PM artistatheart wrote:

Way to go Becs! You are one tenacious woman!

Dx 7/22/2015, ILC, Left, 4cm, Stage IV, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 8/10/2015 Femara (letrozole) Targeted Therapy 8/26/2015 Ibrance (palbociclib) Hormonal Therapy Faslodex (fulvestrant)

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